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Old 10-19-2012, 11:09 AM
DolFan54 DolFan54 is offline
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Default Camco Drums Are Worth A Fortune!

I just love ads like this with the absolute worst display and pictures.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-60S-...item20cc712be5


Then you get someone voicing their opinion on how great the drums are compared to other Camco eras helping the seller think his price is on the money!

With the drums put together, cleaned up and set up in a nice display with better pics plus closeups, the kit could fetch around $2500 or more on a good day. His/her price indicates a 20/12/14 plus snare setup and a 22/12/13/16 just doesn't come close to that listing price. The 16 lug snare helps but not that much!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:09 PM
JRichard JRichard is offline
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Default Re: Camco Drums Are Worth A Fortune!

It's not an original Top Hat, Rolling Bomber or anything even close to that, it's just a run of the mill drum kit. I'd give him $650 tops.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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It's not an original Top Hat, Rolling Bomber or anything even close to that, it's just a run of the mill drum kit. I'd give him $650 tops.
$650 might buy you the snare!
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1959 George Way BDP 22/12/16 w/ 5.5x14
1959 George Way Green Sparkle 22/12/16 w/5.5x14
1961 George Way Blue Sparkle 20/12/15
1961 George Way Jelly Bean 20/12/14 w/4.5x14
1960ís Camco Oaklawn Champagne 20/12/14/16w/5x14
1971-73 Camco Chanute Walnut 24/14/18 w/5x14 COB
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Camco Drums Are Worth A Fortune!

you didnt see the FREE SHIPPING!! Thats the deal breaker for me
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:21 PM
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I sold a LA era 4 pieces set for $2500 a couple of weeks ago...Add a very desirable snare like that wich should easily fetch $700.00 and you have a price bit that far from to what that seller is asking for that set. I guees he's adding the Shipping and Ebay fees on top of that. IMHO Camcos are on the rise and I think they will replace Gretsch RB on top of the food chain pretty soon If they havent already...
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:38 PM
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IMHO Camcos are on the rise and I think they will replace Gretsch RB on top of the food chain pretty soon If they havent already...
Not unless everyone in Japan and the EU has finally gotten a RB set...
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:52 AM
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Wow way over price set.This set is 50 miles for me,it was posted on C/L about 3 weeks ago for 1,000.00 O.B.O. with the cymblas that the seller has listed,I looked at the set but the condition was poor the bottom edges on the toms needed some work,the tom mount needed replaceing the white plastic balls on the inside were cracked.the set looked like someone repainted it badly in black,I did make an offer on the drums but the guy passed on it..I did offer him 800.00 of the set..Side note this LA Camco set is on C/L right now for 2,000.00.....Mikey
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:50 AM
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On July 4 some thieves broke into my garage and stole my drums which were in cases. Well, the drums happened to be my LA Camco set (circa 1971-72), 20" bd, 12", 13" and 16" ( I think) toms (along with a Mapex Black Panther snare). I was insured, but these drums, which I've played for more than 40 years, are like a family member. I don't know what to tell the insurance agent about the $ value, but they were all in good condition. Please see pic below--without one of the side toms. Any guess on value?

Thanks,
Ronnie in LA
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:43 AM
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That makes me sick, stealing drums is like stealing someone's soul! I hope the mother****ers get caught and get disemboweled with a rusty axe!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:10 AM
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Sorry for the loss...

The best thing to do IMHO would be to search out similar kits on eBay. Find out what they sold for (not what was asked) and print out the pages showing the amount realized.

Print out a bunch of pages...

Then get prepared to argue with your insurance company as they inform you they've seen many Tama Rockstars that look 'alike' sell for $200.00... and 'why would we pay that much for a forty year old worn out set of drums'.

Don't forget to include the cost of the cases, sticks, keys, parts, pieces, etc...

I wouldn't mention your Ludwig tom mount... my bet is an insurance adjuster wouldn't know the difference anyway.
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